Hi! I need help with a few things regarding my grandfathers service in the Army during World War II. We are trying to gather information regarding his service, and we have his report of separation, including a few other items that confuse us alittle.
It states he was a mechanic in the 3429th ORD MAM. I haven't been able to find any mention of the 3429th's involvement in the ETO. His papers state that he was part of the following campaigns: Northern France, Rhineland. Do either of these campaigns have other common names? Before he died, he never really talked much about the war with my dad, but he did mention the Battle of the Bulge.
We also have a paper, tell the commanding officer ofCompany C, 423rd Infantry, saying that he was deserving of a Bronze Star for participation in the Rhineland campaign. To us that means he was either transferred there, or served with that unit. That is dated June of '45.
I found on the net that there was a 423rd Infantry as part of the 106th Inf. Division.
Other items that add to the confusion is a few patches that he brought home. One is the patch of the 75th Inf. Division (red, white and blue with a 75 on it). The other patch is the Insignia of the 4th Army (red clover, on olive background). I haven't found any info on the 4th army at all. The last one, was identified as a 'Western AA Command' insignia (blue, with a rising sun on top,), and I haven't found anything on that one either. He also had a metal pin, like a shield, blue and silver, with 2 swords crossing, with the words 'ad alma atta' on the bottom or something close to that.
Any help or direction anyone could give me would be great! Thank you.